How to Fix a Recliner That Leans Back Too Far? 4 Simple Steps

A recliner that leans back too far can be really frustrating. If you have a recliner in your home or office, then it is likely that at some point it has leaned back so far as to make sitting on it uncomfortable. While this may seem like a small problem, if not fixed the recliner will continue to lean back and eventually break.

There are two ways to fix this issue: either by tightening the screws under the chair’s base or by adding shims behind each leg of the chair’s base. In this article, we will explore these methods and provide instructions for how to fix a recliner that leans back too far!

how to fix a recliner that leans back too far


Steps on Fixing a Recliner that Leans Back too Far

Tighten the screws that are holding the recliner in place

Add shims behind each leg of the chair’s base to fix a leaning back problem on your own.

Step One: Find an Allen wrench and tighten all of the screws beneath the seat base until they feel tight. If you have any loose or missing screws, add new ones.

Step Two: Cut a piece of cardboard or wood to use as shims between the feet and chair seat base. To make it easier for you, outline your material first before cutting it out with scissors so that all of your pieces are equal in size and shape.

Step Three: Use nails or screws to secure each shim into place. You should have the same number of pieces on both sides and make sure they are all placed in between the feet evenly, or your chair may still lean back too far.

Step Four: Test out your work by sitting on the recliner again and making any final adjustments as necessary before you put it away.

You should now have a recliner that leans back at the correct angle! If you ever need to fix your chair again, just repeat these three steps. Remember: when using screws or nails, make sure they are not too long and do not poke out of the other side of your shims. You can also use more than one shim if you need to make a bigger adjustment.


How can I Make my Recliner Close Easier?

First, check the recliner’s settings and make sure your controls are set to close. If you have a power reclining system, see if there is an adjustment on the motor that can be made by turning it clockwise or counterclockwise. Next, try adjusting your foot control for either upholstery position. Finally, give the recliner a good tug to see if it goes up.


What can You do About an Arm That keeps Sliding out of the Track?

Before we fix anything, make sure your chair is set on a flat surface and check for any damage or debris in the tracks. If there are no obstructions, try tightening all of the screws that are holding the track in place.

If this doesn’t work, you may have to replace some of the screws with longer ones or even try using a stronger adhesive like Loctite PowerGrab Heavy Duty Structural Adhesive.

If none of these solutions seem to help, your recliner could be having an issue with its foundation and needs professional help.


Why Does my Recliner not Stay Reclined?

It’s possible that your recliner is not staying in the position because of a malfunctioning damper. Dampers are designed to regulate airflow and make sure your chair doesn’t stay completely upright when it shouldn’t be. If your damper isn’t working correctly, we recommend trying to reseat or replace the rubber seal around the damper to see if this fixes the problem.

If your recliner is still not working properly, it may be time for some professional help. Call a furniture repair person and they should have no trouble fixing the issue so you can get back to relaxing in style!


Why Does my Recliner Lean Too far Back?

It may seem like a recliner leans back too far because you put the wrong amount of leg room. Most people do not know that there is an adjustment for how much space your feet need to be to allow for different positions, so take some time and check out the manual if it’s adjustable or give an expert call who can help adjust this setting.

The recliner may also have a malfunctioning motor so you’ll want to call for professional help.

If the recliner leans back too far, don’t panic! Your first step should be to check how much legroom you’re giving yourself and if it’s not enough that could be your problem.


How do I Adjust the Tension on my Ashley recliner?

For the memory foam to feel as firm and responsive as when it was new, you’ll need to tighten the tension on your recliner. You can do this by using an Allen wrench that came with your chair or one of our provided tools from our store.

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